I just had an article published entitled, “The Intensity of the Spirit in a Spirit-Filled World: Spirit Baptism, Subsequence, and the Spirit of Creation.”
Thanks to Brill’s (a publisher) generous author agreements, I am able to post my article here for those interested.
Summary: North American Classical Pentecostals have frequently described Spirit baptism as an experience that usually occurs subsequent to the reception of the Spirit at the point of conversion. When placed within a wider context of understanding the various ways in which the Spirit is present, it becomes apparent that this Pentecostal understanding of subsequence is only one instance of a subsequential experience of Spirit-filling. Given that we live in a Spirit-filled world, subsequent experiences of Spirit-filling can be seen in all believers, in the life of Jesus Christ, and in the life of the church. All of these experiences of being filled by the Spirit (and Spirit baptism in particular) may be expressed with the metaphor of the intensity of the Spirit.
Keywords: Spirit baptism, subsequence, filled with the Spirit, intensity, creation, church, Christ
My article is published in Pneuma 34.3 (2012): 365-382 (I am required to include a link to their web page here).